Getting the right elliptical for your body and budget!


Study Shows Red Meat and Processed Meat Cause Early Death

There’s nothing quite like a good ol’ American meal of meat and potatoes! However, new research and studies are showing that, while delicious, your juicy steak may be cutting significant years off of your life.

When it comes to your overall health, what you put into your body is as important as the amount of activity it gets. So let’s get real for a sec – and talk about how much red meat you should really be eating.

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Can 30 Minutes a Day Keep the Pharmacist Away?

According to the CDC, 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. That’s one in three, so chances are you know someone suffering from what the American Heart Association calls “the silent killer”. Most people manage their high blood pressure by taking a pill every day, but what if there was a better way to maintain healthy blood pressure.

When it comes to being healthy, you might immediately think about your weight and exercise routine. But a large part of being healthy is ensuring our bodies are able to perform necessary functions effectively and efficiently.

This includes things we usually don’t think about until there’s a problem, like your blood pressure.

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Losing Weight May Save You From a Heart Attack 

You probably hear people talk about weight loss and high cholesterol all the time, but did you know they are two sides of the same coin?

Knowing your cholesterol facts and the role your weight plays can help keep you be happy and healthy for longer.

What Is Cholesterol?

The word cholesterol strikes fear into the hearts of many, but it helps if you know your cholesterol facts. Not all cholesterol is bad, in fact, good cholesterol is healthy for your body and provides many benefits.

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What To Know About Bowflex’s New Intelligent Fitness App

Oops they did it again! Bowflex released something new and awesome!

Bowflex recently released a new “Max” Intelligence app to serve as your personal concierge of fitness!  It is featured on the new M6 and M8 Max Trainer machines.  This artificial intelligence monitors your fitness progress and tailors your workout experience each and every day.  It’s like having a personal trainer right there with you, every time you step on your machine.

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Lose Weight and Boost Health with Intermittent Fasting

With the millions of fad diets out there, how can you possibly decide the best way to lose weight?  With the rise of intermittent fasting, a new question is intriguing dieters:  “What if you could simply change WHEN you eat, not WHAT you eat, to lose weight and boost your overall health at the same time?”

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This is the idea behind intermittent fasting and science is backing it up. Keep reading to learn more and see if intermittent fasting is right for you.

Intermittent Fasting Overview

Before we dive in, we need to talk about what intermittent fasting is and what it isn’t…

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Burn More Fat and Boost Your Immune System with Simple “Cold” Practices

Most of us treat the cold as an inconvenience that we must conquer rather than embrace….coats, scarves, sweaters, heated blankets, seat warmers and steamy hot showers. Everyday approaches to keep coldness at bay.

But what if the cold is actually useful? What if instead of protecting ourselves from chilly temperatures we should be wrapping ourselves in the cold’s frigid benefits?

Not Everyone Bundles Up Against the Cold…

Wim Hof, also known as the “Iceman”, has changed his life and his body thanks to the cold. It all began when he was just 17 years old and took in a dip in an icy pool of water. The effects of that experience changed his views on how both his mind and body functioned, and that icy dip became a normal part of his regular routine.

Now 59 years old, Wim Hof holds 21 Guinness World Records and has racked up some astounding achievements. For instance, he ran a half marathon above the Arctic Circle, barefoot and wearing only shorts. He also climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in a swimsuit and can swim underneath ice for 66 meters.

These are things the rest of us shiver just to think about, but Hof claims that cold exposure is behind his ability to do these things.

According to Wim Hof, “Over time, we as humans have developed a different attitude towards nature and we’ve forgotten about our inner power. This is the ability of our body to adapt to extreme temperature and survive within our natural environment. The inner power is a powerful force that can be reawakened by stimulating these physiological processes through the Wim Hof Method.”

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New Shorter Exercise Recommendations

We hear it all the time – “Get up and get moving!”

Unfortunately, many of us are not moving near as much as we should in an effort to maintain our fitness.

Whether you are already moving and shaking on your fitness journey…or just setting out on the path to your best you…there are recommendations to help guide you along the way.

The government recently released new physical activity recommendations, so there are some updated guidelines to follow to keep your journey on track. Keep reading to find out how much you need to be getting up and moving, and just how to go about making it happen.

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The Could Be the Key to a Lifetime of Good Health and Happiness

What if a simple fitness test could give you a glimpse into your future health outlook?

We are constantly being bombarded with information about what we need to do to stay healthy and how much we need to do it. But even if you do all of the things, the question remains … how do you know if you’re actually in good enough physical shape for the long haul?

Read below for a simple test that can help you unlock this vital knowledge.

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Latest and Greatest Elliptical Models To Check Out 

cardioThe top fitness equipment brands are rolling out some exciting new models and new elliptical updates to take your fitness to the next level.  At times, these new options can be a bit overwhelming, so we have put together this guide to all of the best new options on the market.  Use this article to find the perfect elliptical to help you hit your fitness goals this season!

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Don’t Join the 79,051 Injured Yearly by Fitness Equipment 

Elliptical Safety Tips

In 2015, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, suffered the loss of her husband, Dave Goldberg, who was killed in a tragic treadmill accident.

Accidents can and do happen, but if you prepare yourself properly you can use exercise equipment to safely get a great workout.

Whether you are new to the elliptical or consider yourself a pro, safety is extremely important. Just because you’ve used an elliptical before doesn’t mean you can get lazy in this department. Home exercise equipment is a heavy-duty piece of machinery and things can go wrong in the blink of an eye.

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